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In the fall of 2010, eight Standardbreds travelled to the Alltech F.E.I. World Equestrian Games in Lexington, KY to demonstrate how Standardbreds excel at disciplines such as Combined Driving, Dressage, Hunter Under Saddle, Jumping, Pleasure Driving and Western Pleasure. The demonstration was coordinated by the USTA and the Standardbred Pleasure Horse Organization of Florida (SPHO-FL).

World Equestrian Games Demonstration Participants

 
Horse State Rider/Driver Discipline
Draken PA Kathleen Haak Pleasure Driving
Dreamy Starlet ME Elizabeth Tewksbury Jumping
Jambalyabar Man NJ Helene Gregory Jumping
Pro Gem CA Jennifer & Steven Sperry Combined Driving
Road Kar NJ Lena O’Brien Hunter Under Saddle
Sea The Gray FL SPHO-FL Dressage
Veruca Salt KY Laura Harbour Western Pleasure
Whiz Bang FL Tina Bombardo Dressage

Click here for the Standardbreds on Stage brochure, which introduces the horses and their riders/drivers.

Below is a video showing the demonstrations

The Harness Horse Youth Foundation (HHYF) and the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame also had a presence at WEG – setting up booths for the entire two week duration. The HHYF also did demonstrations with the Harness Racing Youth League ponies.

 
 
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